Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway announced in a statement Sunday that she would be stepping away from the Trump administration to put her family first, the BBC reported.
Conway will end her tenure in the White House “at the end of this month,” she wrote Sunday.
“I am deeply grateful to the President for this honor, and to the First Lady, the Vice President and Mrs. Pence, my colleagues in the White House and the Administration, and the countless people who supported me and my work,” the soon-to-be-former White House adviser said.
“What matters most”
Conway said in her resignation letter that her husband, George, would also be “making changes,” which apparently included quitting his job at an anti-Trump PAC. “We disagree about plenty,” Kellyanne wrote of George, “but we are united on what matters most: the kids.”
According to the BBC, the decision from Ms. Conway comes after the Trump adviser’s teenage daughter, Claudia, declared in a tweet Saturday that her “mother’s job” had “ruined” her life. The 15-year-old had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers in recent weeks after a series of messages she wrote criticizing her parents went viral on social media.
It all comes after years of speculation about Kellyanne Conway’s marriage, which many said was on the rocks as George took a harsh stance against Kellyanne’s boss, President Trump.
Now, however, it seems the Conways are taking a step back from politics in an effort to bring their family back together.
“Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months,” Kellyanne Conway wrote Sunday. “As millions of parents nationwide know, kids ‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”
“Less drama, more mama”
Conway also made clear in her Sunday statement that even though she won’t be working at the White House any longer, she still supports Trump’s mission for America.
“President Trump’s leadership has had a measurable, positive impact on the peace and prosperity of the nation, and on millions of Americans who feel forgotten no more,” she wrote.
Only time will tell what the future holds for the longtime Trump ally.
“In time, I will announce future plans,” Conway wrote Sunday. “For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”